Bad Weather Approaching – Ink and Watercolour

The ship, in the foreground is becalmed while the one further back is about to be hit by bad weather. Its always amazing how conditions, at sea, vary from place to place even over a short distance. This scene is from a morning’s efforts looking at old prints of ships from the 17th century. The one in the distance reminds me of the “Flying Dutchman” – the vessel doomed to journey forever never being able to reach its destination. A bit like the railway system I suppose.